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    • Speak

    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Mandy Siegfried
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,026
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 827
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 834

    From her first moment at Merryweather High, Melinda Sordino knows she's an outcast. She busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, a major infraction in high-school society, so her old friends won't talk to her, and people she doesn't know glare at her. She retreats into her head, where the lies and hypocrisies of high school stand in stark relief to her own silence, making her all the more mute.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Recommend with Slight Reservations

    • By FanB14 on 05-21-12

    Regular price: $20.95

    • Chains

    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Madison Leigh
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 817
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 710
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 713

    Freedom. In 1776 New England, that word is on everyone's lips. But for 13-year-old Isabel the word holds a different meaning, especially after the only mistress she has ever known dies, and instead of receiving the freedom promised, she and her sister are sold to the Locktons, a wealthy New York family. In a matter of hours Isabel has to leave Rhode Island for the hustle and bustle of colonial New York City - a community divided and caught up in the American colonies struggle for independence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Historical Fiction for All Ages

    • By EmilyA on 04-29-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Fever 1793

    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Bailey Carr
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    During the summer of 1793, Mattie Cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather. Mattie spends her days avoiding chores and making plans to turn the family business into the finest Philadelphia has ever seen. But then the fever breaks out. Disease sweeps the streets, destroying everything in its path and turning Mattie's world upside down. At her feverish mother's insistence, Mattie flees the city with her grandfather. But she soon discovers that the sickness is everywhere, and Mattie must learn quickly how to survive in a city frantic with disease.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book!

    • By Jessie on 02-23-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Forge

    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Tim Cain
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    The young soldiers at Valley Forge are suffering from hunger, cold, and the threat of the British army. Their newly forged bonds of friendship might be enough to help them survive. But the chains of Curzon’s past threaten to shackle him again. Surrounded by the fires of ignorance, mistrust, and greed, Curzon can’t risk sharing his deadly secrets with anyone. Does he have the mettle to hold on to his freedom? To claim his rightful place as an American?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great😝

    • By Michelle on 03-27-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Wintergirls

    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Jeannie Stith
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 253
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 198
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 198

    Lia and Cassie were best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies. But now Cassie is dead. Lia's mother is busy saving other people's lives.Her father is away on business. Her stepmother is clueless. And the voice inside Lia's head keeps telling her to remain in control, stay strong, lose more, weigh less. If she keeps on going this way - thin, thinner, thinnest - maybe she'll disappear altogether.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Haunting

    • By AudiobookWorm on 08-11-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Twisted

    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 74

    High-school senior Tyler Miller used to be the kind of guy who faded into the background. But ever since he got busted for spraying graffiti on the school, and spent the summer doing outdoor work to pay for it, he stands out like you wouldn't believe. His new physique attracts the attention of queen bee Bethany Milbury, who just happens to be Tyler's secret crush. And that sets off a string of events and changes that have Tyler questioning his place in the school, in his family, and in the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By Anonymous User on 04-24-18

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Ashes

    • Seeds of America, Book 3
    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Siiri Scott
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon have narrowly escaped Valley Forge - but their relief is short-lived. Before long they are reported as runaways, and the awful Bellingham is determined to track them down. With purpose and faith, Isabel and Curzon march on, fiercely determined to find Isabel's little sister Ruth, who is enslaved in a Southern state - where bounty hunters are thick as flies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent conclusion to the series!

    • By Marethyu on 03-08-17

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Impossible Knife of Memory

    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Luke Daniels
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 233
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 213

    Despite my best intentions, I was beginning to understand how my dad saw the world. The shadows haunting every living thing. The secrets inside the lies wrapped in bullshit. Even Gracie’s box of pills was beginning to make sense. For the past five years, Hayley Kincain and her father, Andy, have been on the road, trying to outrun the memories that haunt them both. They moved back to Andy’s hometown to try a “normal” life, but the horrors he saw in the war threaten to destroy their lives.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful and Riveting

    • By The Reading Date on 02-25-14

    Regular price: $20.99

    • End of the Race

    • Vet Volunteers
    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    It all starts when an injured greyhound is brought to the clinic, and Maggie and Dr. Mac learn that a neighbor is keeping sick racing dogs at her house. They come from a dog track in Connecticut. Dr. Mac, Maggie, and Taryn, the newest Vet Volunteer, travel there to check on the condition of the dogs, and Maggie and Taryn decide to get to the bottom of the mystery on their own. It's risky, but it will be worth it if they can save these greyhounds!

    Regular price: $6.94

    • Manatee Blues

    • Vet Volunteers
    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Karen Bjornsti
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Dr. Mac has brought Brenna, Maggie, and Zoe to Florida to visit her friend Gretchen, a marine biologist who runs a manatee rescue center that's in desperate need of money. Brenna's immediately drawn to the endangered, gentle giants, and wants to do whatever she can to help them - and the center. But is she causing trouble where she wants to help?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story and reading style

    • By Net Shopper on 06-23-15

    Regular price: $6.26

    • Homeless

    • Vet Volunteers
    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Lauren Davis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Cats love Sunita Patel, and she loves them back. Since her mother won't let her have a kitty of her own, finding a feral cat colony is a dream come true. But Animal Control is going to destroy all of the cats unless Sunita does something drastic. If she can tame one of the wild cats, maybe she can save them all. Then disaster strikes and Sunita is rushed to the hospital! What will happen to the cats now?

    Regular price: $6.26

    • Prom

    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    High school senior Ashley Hannigan doesn't care about prom, but she's the exception. It's pretty much the only good thing at her urban Philadelphia high school, and everyone plans to make the most of it, especially Ash's best friend, Natalia, who's the head of the committee. Then the faculty advisor is busted for taking the prom money, and Ash suddenly finds herself roped into putting together a gala dance out of absolutely nada.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Horrible Narration

    • By AudiobookWorm on 08-11-13

    Regular price: $20.95

    • Trickster

    • Vet Volunteers
    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Adam Campbell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    As soon as he sees Trickster, the new horse at Quinn's Stables, David knows he's found the horse he was born to ride. But David's got a reputation as a troublemaker...and Trickster's still recuperating from an accident. David is determined to clear his name and prove to Mr. Quinn that he's worth taking a chance on. Can he reach his goal?

    Regular price: $6.26

    • Say Good-bye

    • Vet Volunteers
    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Yum-Yum is an adorable shih tzu and one of Zoe's favorite clients. When Zoe and Yum-Yum visit a ward of cancer patients, she is amazed by how much joy the tiny dog can spread in an instant. But then Yum-Yum is diagnosed with cancer himself. How can Zoe help the little dog pull through?

    Regular price: $6.26

    • Storm Rescue

    • Vet Volunteers
    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Lauren Davis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Sunita Patel is book smart and good with cats. When a hurricane approaches, Sunita realizes that Lucy, a diabetic cat with a broken leg, is in danger, along with her owner, Mrs. Clark. When the vets are called out on emergency, the evacuation starts. Will Sunita be able to save Lucy or will she be a scaredy-cat?

    Regular price: $6.26

    • Time to Fly

    • Vet Volunteers
    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    There's a flock of parrots in Zoes backyard! No one knows where they came from, but they arent as big a surprise as the sight of Zoes mother, who has just arrived from California. She wants Zoe to move back home with her something Zoe has been waiting to hear for months. But why does leaving Ambler and Dr. Macs place seem so much harder than she expected?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Jennifer R King on 12-31-14

    Regular price: $6.26

    • Trapped

    • Vet Volunteers, Book 8
    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Karen Bjornsti
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Someone's been setting animal traps in the nature preserve behind Brenna's house. She and her older brother, Sage, are furious - not only is that illegal, it's hurting and killing defenseless animals where they should be safe. They both want to do something, but Brenna's worried that Sage may have some really extreme plans in mind. Can she rein him in?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-13-18

    Regular price: $6.26

    • Fight for Life

    • Vet Volunteers
    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Emma Woodbine
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Maggie MacKenzie is great with dogs, but her homework is out of control. Dr. Mac, her veterinarian grandmother, puts her on a short leash until her grades improve. Four new volunteers show up to help Gran in the clinic, but none of themknows a boxer from a pug. When the clinic is flooded with sick and dying puppies, Maggie has to find a way to help, no matter what Gran says. Maggie is sure it can't be a conicidence - somebody must be running a puppy mill. If she doesn't find it soon, more puppies will die!

    Regular price: $6.26

    • New Beginnings

    • Vet Volunteers, Book 13
    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Heather Corrigan
    • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Meet Jules and Josh, the new twins in town! While Josh adapts quickly to Ambler, Jules accidentally makes an enemy of Maggie. Hoping a pet will help her feel better, Jules adopts the class rabbit, Chewie, but things go downhill when there are complications with Chewie's spay surgery. With Dr. Mac out on a call, it's up to Jules to work with Maggie to help the rabbit - and maybe even prove that she and Josh are worthy of becoming Vet Volunteers.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Young Adult Fiction

    • Problem Child (2009): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    • By: Nate Powell, Suzanne Phillips, Laurie Halse Anderson, and others
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Hunt
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $4.19

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